Edward Burtynsky - Photographs London Monday, November 17, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Europe

  • Literature

    Manufactured Landscapes: The Photographs of Edward Burtynsky, Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada/ Yale University Press, 2003, p. 149 pl. 64

  • Artist Biography

    Edward Burtynsky

    Canadian • 1955

    Universally termed 'industrial landscapes', Edward Burtynsky's photographs are rooted in the complex, symbiotic and, at times, destructive relationship we have with the earth. In depicting his subjects, Burtynsky balances an exacting, documentarian objectivity with a breathtakingly finessed beauty. His oversized works, whose subjects include quarries in Vermont, shipyards in China and oil refineries in Canada, have a sense of grandiosity and monumentality. There is an initial visual appeal of vibrant colors, details and scale; however, on closer inspection, the environmental dilemma unfolds. They are introspective and meditative, capturing a 'contemplative moment' where landscapes provide visual and emotional resonance.

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Shipbreaking #38, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Chromogenic print.
86 x 68.8 cm (33 7/8 x 27 1/8 in.)
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 10/10 on an artist's label affixed to the reverse of the mount.

£6,000 - 8,000 

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Lou Proud
Head of Photographs
+ 44 207 318 4018


London 18 November 2014